You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Alpine Western Nabs Top Prize at Korea’s PiFan Festival

SEOUL — “The Dark Valley,” an Austrian-German co-production depicting a lonesome Alpine cowboy was named as the winner of the Puchon Choice Award at the Puchon International Fantastic Festival (PiFan), South Korea’s biggest genre film festival.

Directed by Austria’s Andreas Prochaska, the film (pictured) was selected by a jury which included renowned Korean director Sung Soo Kim (“Musa,” “Flu”) and actress Min Soo Jo of “Pieta”. 

Other winners at this year’s PiFan included Norway’s Tommy Wirkola whose “Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead” nabbed best director, best actor and audience awards.

Essie Davis of “The Babadook” nabbed the best actress prize while Fruit Chan’s “The Midnight After” scored a jury prize.

In its 18th edition, PiFan wrapped its competitive sections on Friday but will run into the weekend when it will screen award winning and popular titles. 

The festival’s industry wing, Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF), wrapped earlier in the week where the top award went to India’s Dev Benegal for his project, “Dead End”.

More Film

  • To-Dust-Matthew-Broderick

    Tribeca Film Review: 'To Dust'

    SEOUL — “The Dark Valley,” an Austrian-German co-production depicting a lonesome Alpine cowboy was named as the winner of the Puchon Choice Award at the Puchon International Fantastic Festival (PiFan), South Korea’s biggest genre film festival. Directed by Austria’s Andreas Prochaska, the film (pictured) was selected by a jury which included renowned Korean director Sung Soo Kim (“Musa,” “Flu”) and actress Min Soo […]

  • avengers infinity war

    'Avengers: Infinity War' First Reactions: 'Marvel Puts It All on the Table'

    SEOUL — “The Dark Valley,” an Austrian-German co-production depicting a lonesome Alpine cowboy was named as the winner of the Puchon Choice Award at the Puchon International Fantastic Festival (PiFan), South Korea’s biggest genre film festival. Directed by Austria’s Andreas Prochaska, the film (pictured) was selected by a jury which included renowned Korean director Sung Soo Kim (“Musa,” “Flu”) and actress Min Soo […]

  • ‘Deadpool 2’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad

    ‘Deadpool 2’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

    SEOUL — “The Dark Valley,” an Austrian-German co-production depicting a lonesome Alpine cowboy was named as the winner of the Puchon Choice Award at the Puchon International Fantastic Festival (PiFan), South Korea’s biggest genre film festival. Directed by Austria’s Andreas Prochaska, the film (pictured) was selected by a jury which included renowned Korean director Sung Soo Kim (“Musa,” “Flu”) and actress Min Soo […]

  • Claire Foy'The Girl in the Spiders

    Claire Foy Previews Intense 'Girl in the Spider's Web' at CinemaCon

    SEOUL — “The Dark Valley,” an Austrian-German co-production depicting a lonesome Alpine cowboy was named as the winner of the Puchon Choice Award at the Puchon International Fantastic Festival (PiFan), South Korea’s biggest genre film festival. Directed by Austria’s Andreas Prochaska, the film (pictured) was selected by a jury which included renowned Korean director Sung Soo Kim (“Musa,” “Flu”) and actress Min Soo […]

  • Anthony Mackie, Gina Rodriguez, Ismael Cruz

    'Miss Bala,' Animated Spider-Man Show Sony's Commitment to Diverse Heroes

    SEOUL — “The Dark Valley,” an Austrian-German co-production depicting a lonesome Alpine cowboy was named as the winner of the Puchon Choice Award at the Puchon International Fantastic Festival (PiFan), South Korea’s biggest genre film festival. Directed by Austria’s Andreas Prochaska, the film (pictured) was selected by a jury which included renowned Korean director Sung Soo Kim (“Musa,” “Flu”) and actress Min Soo […]

  • New 'Venom' Trailer: Tom Hardy Debuts

    Tom Hardy Debuts New 'Venom' Trailer at CinemaCon (Watch)

    SEOUL — “The Dark Valley,” an Austrian-German co-production depicting a lonesome Alpine cowboy was named as the winner of the Puchon Choice Award at the Puchon International Fantastic Festival (PiFan), South Korea’s biggest genre film festival. Directed by Austria’s Andreas Prochaska, the film (pictured) was selected by a jury which included renowned Korean director Sung Soo Kim (“Musa,” “Flu”) and actress Min Soo […]

  • Leonardo DiCaprio and Quentin Tarantino'Once Upon

    Quentin Tarantino, Leonardo DiCaprio Tease 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

    SEOUL — “The Dark Valley,” an Austrian-German co-production depicting a lonesome Alpine cowboy was named as the winner of the Puchon Choice Award at the Puchon International Fantastic Festival (PiFan), South Korea’s biggest genre film festival. Directed by Austria’s Andreas Prochaska, the film (pictured) was selected by a jury which included renowned Korean director Sung Soo Kim (“Musa,” “Flu”) and actress Min Soo […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content